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Katana : Mumei (Unsigned) attribute as Kozori bizen

Ordering number : 14325 (Consignment sale)

Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)

Signature: Mumei (Unsigned) attribute as Kozori bizen.

The blade was polished.
Habaki:Shakudo single habaki.
Blade length : 73.3 cm or 28.85 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi: 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.97 cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.91 cm or 0.75 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Late Nanbokucho period.1391(621 years ago)
Shape : The blade is oosuriage mumei deep sori and regular width and thickness.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach with bo-utsuri appear on the Ji.
Hamon : Nioideki based with Koniedeki mixed gunome midare and Choji midare hamon combined elegant hamon and in Ha, there are many ashi and yo work.

Special feature : Kozori bizen school started from Nanbokucho period to early Muromachi period.
Hidemitsu (Jyuyo Bunkazai national treasure which is very wide and long with active hamon) Masamitsu, Tomomitsu and also ouei bizen Morimitsu and Yasumitsu,Iesuke and also oomiya school are belonged to Kozori school.
Generally Kozori bizen school's hamon looks gentle and Bo-utsuri appear but sometimes we find very active Choji midare hamon like Hidemitsu.
This sword is elegant and nice Utsuri.
The blade is healthy without Kizu and flow.

Koshirae : The koshirae is very good condition.
Tsuba :On the octagonal shaped iron stub, a dragon and clouds are engraved.
Fuchikashira :On the shakudo nanako plate, a dragon and waves are engraved with gold color.
Saya : On the black roiro saya, a dragon is painted by gold makie style.
Menuki : A dragon is engraved by shakudo plate with gold color.

Historical background: 1391 Meitoku 3rd Meitoku no ran Ashikaga shogun Yoshimitsu battled with Yamana Daimyo and scattered and killed. and after that, Shogun Yoshimitsu unified South and North.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 1,700,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 1,666,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)